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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold -- First, he was bugged by the almighty burger, now Oscar-nominated renegade filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) is biting the hand that feeds him by exposing Hollywood's dirtiest little secret: the games they play to get advertisers' products strategically placed in movies and on television.  Spurlock uses his irreverent comedic style to infiltrate corporate boardrooms and ad agency pitch ...
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold --  	A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold -- Clip: Making The Deal
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold -- Clip: I Need Help
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold -- Clip: The Pitch


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Jeremy Chilnick (written by) &
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Release Date:
24 August 2011 (Iceland) See more »
He's not selling out, he's buying in.
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. | Full synopsis »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Truth be told, it's not that great. See more (45 total) »



J.J. Abrams ... Himself

Peter Berg ... Himself
Paul Brennan ... Himself

Noam Chomsky ... Himself

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself
Rick Kurnit ... Himself
Mark Crispin Miller ... Himself

Ralph Nader ... Himself

Brett Ratner ... Himself

L.A. Reid ... Himself (as Antonio Reid)

Morgan Spurlock ... Himself

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

Donald Trump ... Himself

John Wells ... Himself

Directed by
Morgan Spurlock 
Writing credits
Jeremy Chilnick (written by) &
Morgan Spurlock (written by)

Produced by
Keith Calder .... producer
Jeremy Chilnick .... producer
Elyssa Hess .... associate producer
Eliza Hindmarch .... consulting producer
Abbie Hurewitz .... producer
Erika Knowles .... associate producer
Jonathan McHugh .... co-producer
Morgan Spurlock .... executive producer
Morgan Spurlock .... producer
Sebastian Weinberg .... associate producer
Jessica Wu .... producer
Original Music by
Jon Spurney 
Cinematography by
Daniel Marracino 
Film Editing by
Thomas M. Vogt  (as Tom Vogt)
Production Management
Michelle Blumenschine .... production manager
Sound Department
Cole Chamberlain .... boom operator
Abe Dolinger .... boom operator
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Tim Dutton .... sound mixer
Brian Fish .... sound mixer
Ethan Goldberger .... sound mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Paul Graff .... sound mixer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Roy Marasigan .... boom operator
Lucas C. Plouviez .... sound mixer
Chris Ripper .... sound mixer
Tom Ryan .... adr recordist
Tom Ryan .... assistant sound editor
George E. Simpson Jr. .... sound mixer
Alex Soto .... assistant sound editor
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... apprentice sound editor
Visual Effects by
Leslie Chung .... digital compositor
Lewis Kofsky .... visual effects producer
Jess Mireau .... motion graphics artist
Thomas Panayiotou .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Tiffany Armour-Tejada .... digital imaging technician utility
Dave Ellis .... Steadicam operator
Billy Green .... additional steadicam operator
James King .... assistant camera
James King .... electrician
Jermaine Love .... camera operator
Alexander Perlman .... additional camera operator
Gabe Kolodny .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Patrick Hosmer .... animator
Editorial Department
Jason Battle .... editing intern
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Marrian Cho .... additional editor
Brian Nils Johnson .... assistant editor
Brian Reali .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Zalben .... associate music supervisor
Other crew
Sandra C. Alvarez .... production assistant
Lincoln Bandlow .... legal
Max D. Baumgarten .... researcher
Lisa Clark .... production assistant: DC segments
Elissa Cohn .... production assistant
Matt Cross .... location scout
Kaitlin Cunniff .... assistant to Jeremy Chilnick
Colleen Goodhue .... production assistant
Jennifer Jones .... assistant to Morgan Spurlock
Jeremy Kaufman .... researcher
David Magdael .... publicist
Emmanuel Moran .... production secretary
Justin Oberman .... production assistant
Kira Randolph .... assistant to Morgan Spurlock
Ricki Reisner .... production assistant
Jennalee Rhodes .... production assistant
Sara Schweizer .... production secretary
Karen Segall .... production legal
Jack Tarlton .... production assistant
Alex Tepper .... production assistant
Skylar A. Wilman .... insurance broker

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Also Known As:
"POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material
90 min
Ireland:12A | Singapore:PG13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46706)

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The city of Altoona, Pennsylvania was paid to change its name to Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, PA for 90 days. The money went to the city's Police Department budget. The connection to the movie and the city is from a local convenience store chain (Sheetz) from Altoona appears in the movie as one of Spurlock's sponsors for the film.See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Truth be told, it's not that great., 22 September 2011
Author: Ryan_MYeah

Director Morgan Spurlock analyzes the world of product placement and advertising in film, transportation, and cities, but in an ironic twist, needs sponsors of his own to finance the film.

He's very gleeful in giving the film a quirky, humorous tone (Especially commercials for his sponsors that randomly interject every now and then), but I think he was so focused on the humor of his film, he didn't properly tune his information.

The facts come fast and furious, and are very dense in explanation. Spurlock adds a seemingly endless trail of self references and humor, when he should be drawing more focus on his points within the film. And on top of that, none of it is really all that enlightening.

Hopefully I find better documentaries this year, because after an unusual high from last year, this year starts off not with a bang, but more of a whimper.

**1/2 out of ****

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